The Midnight Library: At The End, There Is No Thing Such As A Perfect Life


“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever.”


Have you ever wondered what will happen after our death? If the answer is ‘yes’, you might have to read one of the masterpieces by Matt Haig, The Midnight Library.


Awarded as the best fiction at the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards, The Midnight Library tells us about the story of Nora Seed when she was at the most despairing point of her life. Everything didn’t feel right so that she decided to end her life.


Soon, she found herself in a library with tons of books. Every book provides a chance for Nora to try other life that she could have lived. Using the idea of ‘many worlds interpretation’, the books provide a lot of possible life that Nora can try to find which one is the best world for her.


In life, we are often faced with two options, and every time we choose one option, there is another world where the other option that we didn’t choose exists. Just like that, Nora began her adventure from the choices that she didn’t choose back then. Every choice didn’t go very smoothly, there is always something off about that life.


Little did she know, she was also able to choose the life that she has never expected before, like the wildest life she could have imagined. But still, every life—even the best one she could imagine—didn’t go well. She finally came to the point where she has no more time to try another life.


If you are currently feeling pointless, don’t know what life will bring you, or even feel useless, this book is a must-read book. The story of Nora Seed will tell you that there is nothing such as a perfect life, no matter how hard you try to change everything. You might feel like you are worthless, and it is better if you are not existing in the world, but if you look around once again, carefully, you will realise that your existence is important to some people around you.


So, let’s hold on. It is not easy, but it definitely worth it.


“You don’t have to understand life. You just have to live it.”

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